The Morganville Vampires Series is a series of young adult novels written by Rachel Caine. The books center around Claire Danvers, a sixteen year-old genius who graduated from high school early and started school at a small town college to satisfy her overprotective parents. When a girl in the dorms threatens Claire's life, she resorts to answering an ad in the paper for a roommate in a four bedroom house. Which is how she meets Eve Rosser, a goth girl a few years older than Claire who works at the local coffee shop in town. Eve introduces Claire to the two other boys who live in the house, Shane Collins and Michael Glass. Claire barely gets in the door when Eve tells Claire the secret of the quiet college town— it's inhabited by vampires.—-
And I Must Scream: Michael in Book 1. Nearly made a vampire (something he despises, by the way), came back as a ghost that dies again every single morning, stuck that way until sunset and his return to a proper body, and stuck in the house for ever, because the house is what kept him "alive" in the first place. This status does not change, no matter how much his housemates need his help. What becomes the only way out of this? Voluntarily ecome a vampire.
Cloud Cuckoolander: Myrnin. Dear god. Apparently showing up at your door and borrowing a Crock-Pot isn't crazy behavior for him.
Cliff Hanger: The end of most books, usually in less than pleasant ways (spoiler: in order; Shane's dad kills Michael, Claire sells her soul to Amelie, Amelie's father comes to town, Morganville civil war, Bishop wins, the heroes beat Bishop.
Cool Old Guy: Oliver, the hippy dude running the cool coffee shop he maintains as Neutral Territory—between humans and vampires, despite his own human status. His status as otherwise is perhaps the nastiest shock of Glass Houses.
Crapsack World: Yes, this town somehow makes it, between humans literally referred to as the slave race, vampire turf wars, variouscharacters' concepts of acceptable losses, and the resulting mayhem that is every single volume.
Easily Forgiven: Well, forgiven may be a strong word, but Shane has a weird way of dealing with those who've hurt him. He hates Monica, but more in the way you'd dislike a colossal jerk (which she is) than the way you'd dislike the responsible for the death of your sister, which she also is. He often chafes under Amelie's authoritarian and vampire-slanted rule, but he doesn't seem to hold a grudge against her for having his mother assassinated. And finally, while he's slow to forgive Jason for nearly getting Claire killed, he quickly shrugs off the fact that he also stabbed Shane in the stomach and landed him in the hospital.
Magitek: Claire valiantly tries to explain away the most blatant examples of magic, such as the teleporting doorways, amnesia field around the town, etc (all held together by a steampunk vampire computer). Good luck with Bishop's evil tattoo, though.
Undying Loyalty: The Glass House residents, with their "weird mini fraternity." Even before Michael becomes fully undead.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Amelie wants to create a space where her people will be safe, even if the humans aren't quite happy, and to cure the disease threatening to wipe out the former. If this fails, however, she makes it quite clear that nobody will survive. Human or vampire.